GPA and hkps
JPClizbe at tx.rr.com
Thu Jun 28 00:57:44 CEST 2012
> "Werner Koch" <wk at gnupg.org> wrote in message
> news:<87lijbfbzk.fsf__7982.15741892836$1340651488$gmane$org at vigenere.g10code.de>...
>> On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 23:22, jw72253 at verizon.net said:
>> > message when I use GPA to try retrieving a key. The message states
>> > this: "There is no plugin available for the keyserver protocol you
>> > specified." What am I missing? Thanks.
>> IIRC, GPA has no support for "hpks". You need to use "hkp". For
>> historical reasons GPA uses GnuPG's key server helper programs directly
>> and has not been updated to allow for TLS encrypted connections.
> Werner, hello.
> If GPA has no support for hkps, what commands should be used on the command
> line with gpg, given what I have already indicated? Thanks.
The real problems here is that there is no agreement on which port HKPS should
be served, and few if any keyservers are supporting TLS/SSL encypted connections.
Unless you know the details of the keyserver you are trying to use, your best
bet is https://
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